I broke down today and washed the bike after a few hundred miles sometimes through the rain. After I was done I got out the Pledge Furniture Polish I bought a few days ago and upon recommendation from many here. I got to say that stuff rocks. If anybody is hesitant to use it like I was. Don't be. I could swear some of the little scratches are gone and it was very easy to use. I will be using it from now on. Thanks to all here for the advise.